Group Programs at the Lehigh River
At Whitewater Challengers, we like nothing better than offering special programs tailored to specific groups. And thanks to our extensive facilities and experienced crew, we’ve been able to develop itineraries that can offer your group just the experience you’re looking for.
Whether it’s Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, church groups, corporate team-building, youth soccer teams, family reunions, or just a group of family and friends in search of that “perfect weekend,” Whitewater Challengers offers special events designed just for you and your group.
Read about out tailored group options here or to design a specific group program or weekend that will best suit your needs and create the most thrilling experience ever, please call our reservations office at 800-443-8554 and ask for a group coordinator.
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs
Click here for more information on our adventure filled Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs.
Meet ‘n Greet at Whitewater Challengers
If you’re already a member of a singles group or club, why not suggest including a whitewater rafting trip as part of your events calendar this year! Pick any weekend, and we’ll set up a custom program for your club members and their invitees.
Call our Group Events office at 800-443-8554 and we’ll help you with all the details.
As you know it’s always a challenge to develop inspirational programs that really draw the interest of young people today. A visit to Whitewater Challengers can provide the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and faith-based fellowship.
Church Group Adventure Programs
July is Church Month! Join church groups from throughout the area for a fun-filled adventure in an environment of friendly fellowship. Come for the weekend or just for the day! Camping is available on-site or choose from a wonderful selection of nearby hotels. Raft any day* in July and ask for our 10% Church Month discount.
*Not available on dam release Saturdays
School or Class or Team Trips
Here’s a school trip idea that’s certain to excite your students and teachers alike. A guided whitewater rafting trip on the Lehigh River is perfect for:
- End-of-the-season class trips
- Educational field trips
- Incentive outings for exemplary student achievement
- Freshman orientation outings
- Athletic team bonding experiences
Present the idea to your student and teachers, pick out a date, and plan your next school outing at Whitewater Challengers Lehigh River Adventure Center. Call our Group Reservations Coordinator to design a program that specifically fits your expectations for your whitewater trip.
Corporate Exclusive Rafting Trips
Is your corporate group staying at a nearby conference center? Why not organize an exclusive rafting trip on the Lehigh River. Take off the ties and instead suit up for a thrilling whitewater adventure. Ideal for first-time and experiences rafters, we can schedule your exclusive rafting trip around conference schedules. Our rafting price includes shuttle service to and from any hotel within a 15 mile radius, all equipment, and experienced whitewater guides.
For corporate groups visiting one of our many fine nearby conference centers, Whitewater Challengers offers the opportunity to participate in an exclusive rafting trip on the Lehigh River. This trip is ideal for first-time and experienced rafters whose conference schedule prevents them from joining one of our daily morning departures. On request, we are happy to add to your whitewater package the opportunity to experience our ZipLine Adventure … an exciting, new, adrenaline-pumping addition to our Adventure Center menu of programs and activities!
Rafting Price Includes: Shuttle service to and from the hotel**, experienced whitewater guides, all equipment (rafts, paddles, life jackets, bailers, and if needed, lunch buckets).
River Time: Generally this trip will run 2 to 2 1/2 hours on the river, depending on the river flow.
Reservations: Must be made at least 48 hours in advance. A 25% deposit will be necessary to hold your reservation. Balance is due 15 days prior. If less than 15 days in advance then full payment is required when reservation is made. If the reservation is canceled less than 24 hours before trip, there will be a $100 processing fee.
Departure Times: According to your scheduling requirements. This will be confirmed at the time of reservation. If your return time is critical, this should also be confirmed.
What to Wear: Dress according to the weather, and remember that you will get wet. On hot summer days, wear a T-shirt and shorts or swimsuit. In cool weather, wear wool covered with a light windbreaker. Sneakers are always a must.
Summer (July & August)
$490* per trip (Based on 1-15 rafters)
Additional rafters: $33.95* per person
(Not available on any dam release day)
Spring/Fall (April, May, June, September & October)
$825* per trip (Based on 1-15 rafters)
Additional rafters $55.95* per person
(Not available on dam release Saturdays)
Call with questions or make a reservation – please contact Nancy – 800-443-8554* local taxes and fees (6%) and $2/person insurace not included * no free spaces ** hotel within a 15 mile radius
Corporate Recreational Team Building
Whitewater Challengers offers a Team Building Program that takes advantage of the natural learning environment provided by a whitewater rafting experience. This program is ideal for any corporate group that wants to (1) have an enjoyable outdoor experience together, and (2) develop communication and other interpersonal skills that provide long term benefit and value to the group.
Guiding a raft down a whitewater river is a challenge that can be met through determination, creativity, communication and teamwork, and so is expanding your bottom line! Our high-impact experiential learning provides immediate results to your most valuable asset, your employees.
Through this whitewater adventure, teams learn not just in theory, but in practice: innovation, planning, follow-through, leadership and stress reducing fun. Challenges are tangible, and they trigger immediate consequences. Teams learn communication, trust, risk-taking and reaching common goals through team support. Each person will have an opportunity to be the rafting captain and to be a part of the crew.
Your facilitators will be men and women diverse in profile, and experienced at training professionals. They know and apply current theories of group dynamics and competitive chaos.
Success in corporate team building can be immediate and real! Best of all, it can be easily related to the place it counts most: in your work environment. Some of our program options include focus on: Team Building; Dealing with Occupational Changes; Calculated Risk-Taking; Responsibility; Communication; Innovation; Time Management; and Trust. To expose your employees to this special learning experience, simply tell us your goals and allow us to provide a program aimed at enhancing your employees’ work performance, and improving your bottom line!
Corporate Team Building Rate:
Full Day Program: Includes professional facilitator, assessment, meeting up to 2 hours before river trip for introduction, team building activities on the river, and group closure after the trip.
$590 (up to 15 participants)
$35 / person for additional facilitator
(RATES DO NOT INCLUDE RAFTING FEE OR ZIPLINE ADVENTURE)
For more information or to schedule your Whitewater Challengers Team Building Program, please call Nancy at (800) 443-8554.